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Course summary

How is childhood portrayed in the media? Why are there such different views of education and how are they formed? Throughout our Education Foundation Year, you’ll consider these and other questions from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Drawing on sociological and psychological theories and ideas, you’ll explore your own personal experiences of childhood and education. We want to make your experience as interactive and collaborative as possible. The Foundation Year is designed to introduce you to a range of current debates and contemporary issues in education. As you progress through the course, you will have the option to explore your personal journey within education, before selecting to study further within either BA (Hons) Education or BA (Hons) Early Years and Childhood Studies to support your career intentions. You will be encouraged to develop an awareness of your skills and knowledge, alongside building your confidence within higher education. Working with a dedicated personal tutor you will be introduced to the concepts of education, early years and childhood whilst preparing you for degree study. Features and Benefits

  • Teaching expertise- Our teaching team has practical experience across a range of educational settings (including schools, youth and community projects, local government and criminal justice) and are engaged in cutting-edge educational research.
  • Support- A dedicated personal tutor will support your personal and academic development throughout the foundation year, with a fundamental belief in your potential to succeed.
  • Recognition - We ranked 5th in the UK for Childhood and Youth Studies in the Complete University Guide 2022.
  • Learn more - Opportunity to explore your personal journey within education, before selecting to study further within either BA (Hons) Education or BA (Hons) Early Years and Childhood Studies.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language at grade D/3 or above or Pass in Level 2 Functional Skills English.

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Education Foundation Year at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS